Walking Tour of Historic Eastmoreland

A Popular Enclave for Upper-Middle Class Portlanders

Before becoming one of Portland’s most desirable older neighborhoods, Eastmoreland was part of the extensive agricultural landholdings of the Ladd Estate Company.

The Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905, the founding of Reed College in 1911, and the extension of the streetcar network into the eastside of Portland helped to kick-start residential building in Eastmoreland. From the first decade of the 20th century onward, this neighborhood has been a popular enclave for upper-middle class Portlanders.

Eastmoreland features wooded boulevards, fine schools, parks, a golf course and easy access to Reed College. Architectural styles represented include a range of Arts and Crafts influenced high-style designs as well as a number of Period Revivals. Several of the top early 20th century architects in Portland designed homes in this affluent neighborhood.

We’ll meet across from the Woodstock Blvd entrance to Reed College on the parkway of Reed College Place.

Meet

Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Duration

Approx. 2 1/2 hours

Price

$15.  Cash or check accepted at the start of the tour, or you may pay online.

Difficulty

Easy – covers about 2 miles on gently rolling urban terrain.

Transit
Notes
  • Parking is available on street in the neighborhood south of Woodstock Boulevard.
  • There are no public restrooms on this tour.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!
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